We couldn’t be more excited to have an opportunity to invest in BanQu, a software company leveraging non-cryptocurrency blockchain technology to help unbanked populations in developing countries build financial identities.
The future of cars is electric. Perhaps the future of all mobility is electric. We’re excited about the future of EVs and believe in ChargeLab’s potential to become a key platform player in this space, driving charger installations and user growth in the market.
Highline Beta announces first close of $20 million fund to invest in and scale startups with the roster of global corporate partners
With RBC as the lead private investor, Highline Beta’s inaugural fund forms part of the Government of Canada’s Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative.
The process companies use for approving new projects or initiatives is tested & true – right? Create a business plan outlining the 5-year forecast for income, profits, and cash flow, and run that up the flagpole for approval. Business plans are detailed, and thorough – and in the innovation world, they’re almost always wrong. Founders – […]
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced federal VCCI investment recipients, including Highline Beta, focused on helping promote gender parity in the industry—and strengthen the Canadian economy.
If you’re working to launch a corporate new venture, you’re going to need the right tools to do it. With the plethora of tools and products out there, it’s easy to get bogged down in finding the “right” tools for the job. This is compounded by the reality that getting access to new tools within […]
Today, we’re thrilled to finally announce that Lauren Robinson will be joining the leadership team at Highline BETA as COO. As many of you know, Lauren has worked with Marcus Daniels from day 1 at Extreme Startups where she led operations to help evolve the accelerator model through creating new founder development initiatives and startup ecosystem partnerships. She was […]
Ben Yoskovitz, Founding Partner I remember when AngelList first came out in the U.S. It had a very quick impact on a startup’s ability to build momentum in the investor community. If you had a lead or a few investors (+ traction), you could get featured on AngelList and others would notice. Fundraising momentum is […]
“In 2019, most of us can agree that there are not enough women making decisions about the future of industries and innovation,” says Lauren Robinson, Highline Beta General Partner and Female Funders Executive Director. “But there is still too much talk, and not enough action. The intent of this report is to give venture capital firms, angels, and LP investors the information we need to benchmark ourselves, and to make concrete change. We hope by bringing greater transparency to these systemic problems, we can provide the inspiration and insight that will catalyze a different future for venture capital.”